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Love in all ways

Sunday, November 15, 2015

I believe in the power of Love. Love is a wonderful healer, its the beauty of the soul and its the most beautiful gift that we can share. So, wherever you are, whatever you are going through at this moment, please know that you are so very loved. Breathe Divine Love into your heart and let go of everything else. One of my favourites quotes about Love is "Where there is great Love, there are always Miracles" Willa Cather

Om Shanti Yoga Retreat in Ballina

Friday, July 17, 2015

Hi Beautiful,

I have found a most wonderful venue to host a Yoga Retreat and I would love you to join me this October Long Weekend in Ballina. 

I have called this the Om Shanti Retreat because, as you may know, 'Om' is the sound of the universe'. When we chant 'om' we connect with our whole self and with the whole of the universe. 'Shanti' means Peace in sanskrit. Therefore, the intention of the Om Shanti Retreat is to bring more peace into your whole Being, your mind, heart, speech, into your Life and into the Universe.

A Yoga retreat will allow you to let go & leave behind the demands and stress's that can often be in our daily lives. The Om Shanti Yoga retreat with Kym creates the space that you need to 'come back to you'.

When you have a deep, life-changing experience in a yoga retreat, you touch a part of you that you have yearned for. A part of you that's energised, lighter and feels more like the 'real you'...enjoying life's simple pleasures and looks forward to waking each morning with energy.
That's the 'you' that comes home after the Yoga retreat with Kym - the inspired, clear and energised You.
 
I guarantee that your whole Self will be nourished with expansive physical stretches, emotional clearing, mental clarity and spiritual fulfilment. Remember, it doesn't matter where you are on your yoga journey, from beginners to advanced, all are welcome.

Come and be nourished!

Peace,
Kym x

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How to set up your calming Yoga area at home

Friday, June 19, 2015

To help get you started with your online Yoga with Kym classes, here are a few tips on how to set up your own calming Yoga room at home.

  • Choose your space or room of inspiration
  • Obtain correct equipment;
    • Mat
    • Some pillows / cushions / Yoga block (all available through our online store)
    • Yoga strap
  • An inspiration point, photo, statue of Buddha
  • Scented candles for a lovely smell or incense
  • Reflective mirror (optional) to check your yoga poses
  • Greenery (flowers or plant)
  • Set up computer screen so it is visible from your mat
  • Set up speaker so you can hear instructions clearly

    

I hope these ideas have been helpful to get your started on your Yoga journey. Let me know if you would like some more information.

Kym xx

Yogi Times review

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Hi Beautiful,

I would love to share with you this wonderful review from Kate Wright of Inspired Mood. This teacher review has been published online at Yogi Times.



http://www.yogitimes.com/review/kym-smith-yoga-teacher-nsw-australia

Grateful & Blessed,
Kym


Mindful eating

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Hi Beautiful,

I hope that you are happy, healthy and feeling good in your energy. 

I learnt the practice of mindful eating when i was living in a Buddhist Monastery in England over 15 years ago. The first time we gathered for lunch I was so pleasantly surprised to witness sacred silence, about 30 people in a room eating mindfully, consciously. You don't realise how much air you take in when talking at mealtimes and also swallowing without chewing properly wreaks havoc on your digestive system. I have learnt to be present, to use all of the senses and chew many times, often 20 times before I swallow.

With Autumn now well and truly upon us, it calls for us to go within, to draw together all of our experiences, to consolidate to a single point of focus, intention and action. Is there an area of your diet or health that could do with a reset, a shift or a 'pick me up'? Learning to be more mindful, more concious of your thoughts, actions, your eating and what you take in this season will help you to stay Well, Connected and Inspired to live a wonderful life.

I would love to share with you some of my positive daily habits and their benefits;

  • Warm lemon water on rising - Boosts your immune system, aids digestion and detoxes your body
  • Oil pulling with coconut oil - Whitens teeth, promotes oral hygiene and aids hormonal changes
  • Smoothie or fresh juice - Clears skin, nutrient dense and uplifts mood
  • Green tea - Powerful antioxidants, greater clarity and aids in weight loss
  • Lots of water -  Maintains balance of body fluids, hydrates, cleanses and refreshes
  • Remember - chew properly to absorb more nutrients and it helps to breaks down your food for easier digestion 
My focus this season is to be more mindful of sugar in my diet, and notice the places where it shows up and my mood before and after consuming it. I will let you know how I go.

I hope that you have learnt something new and will give one or more of these healthy habits a try. Let me know if you would like some more information.

Stay healthy & aligned this season,

Kym xx





Big Love from Me

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Dear Beautiful One,

I hope that you are happy & well and are enjoying the space you find yourself in at this present moment.

My present moment was once a dream, I would imagine being high up on a hill in a lovely peaceful home that overlooked the green rolling hills of the beautiful Northern Rivers of NSW. As I now sit on my balcony of expansion, with my warming pot of tea, I give thanks to all who have helped bring my dream in to fruition. May we always be grateful for our life and for our journey, wherever we find ourselves right now.

With Mother's Day coming up next Sunday, take some time to consider how you would like to spend it, with whom and perhaps what you would really like to receive. I find what we really need as Mother's is peace, nurturing and anything that fills us up from within! Big, warm hugs from our loved ones, handmade cards & gifts are so special and lots of soul enriching love. Remember, I have some wonderful gifts in my online store for you to choose from as well. http://www.yogawithkym.com.au/store

My gift to you, is a simple Morning Yoga Stretch! Rise early, connect with the natural environment and open your heart with me! https://youtu.be/eUSBV9ieGho

I have set up my new petite studio here which has a wonderful and peaceful feel. If you have friends or family in the Northern Rivers region who would be interested in Yoga with Kym's private yoga, meditation, lomi lomi massage (women only) or an intuitive healing, please let them know that I am present & available. Thank you!

Peace always,

Kym

Amanda's yoga journey

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Amanda Parish from Finding Eco has written a beautiful count of her yoga journey with me at Yoga with Kym. Please read;

http://findingeco.com.au/yoga-kym/


My Time Blog for you

Monday, March 30, 2015

I hope my passion for Yoga and Meditation will shine through My Time Blog. I know its wonderful healing and balancing qualities through personal experience and my teachings.

My Time Blog was created with the intention to bring you, into the world of yoga through my eyes. I will bring you helpful yoga and mediation tips, positive stories, affirmations to say and share the essences of Yoga with Kym's offerings.

To be part of the Yoga with Kym community, you will need to subscribe my RSS feed.

What is RSS? How does it work?

First released in 1999, RSS (Rich Site Summary, or often Really Simple Syndication) is a standardised format used for the syndication of oft-updated content. It is an easy way to read the latest postings from your favourite websites. The RSS feed icon looks like this below.



How does it work?

Each time Yoga with Kym publishes a new content, the feed is automatically updated and you (as a subscribers) will receive a notification.

How to subscribe to Yoga with Kym?

Below are the 'how to' instructions to subscribe to Yoga with Kym's Blog feed.

1. Open the Yoga with Kym Blog webpage from the home page - called 'my time blog';

2. Once you are on our Blog page, click the orange RSS icon and fill in the appropriate fields; 




3. Once you have hit send, a verification email from Feedburner will be sent to your inbox. Please confirm your email address by clicking the link provided in the email; and

4. Enjoy reading My Time Blog.

All the best,
Kym

The Eight Limbs of Yoga

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Dear Beautiful One,

Hopefully by now you have started your practice of yoga and are enjoying the myriad of benefits like improved posture, breathing and flexibility. Lets now delve deeper into the philosophy behind the practice and the rich teachings it offers.

The 8 Limbs of Yoga, compiled by the Sage Patanjali over 2,000 years ago, are guidelines for achieving the ultimate goal of Yoga - union with the Divine. Along the way, helping you achieve radiant health, increased mental powers and purity of body & mind.

Union with the Divine can never be achieved without practice of the first 2 limbs, the Yamas and Niyamas. The Yamas are like commandments or ethical rules to live by & the Niyamas are qualities to observe and cultivate. 

Yamas - ahimsa (compassion for all living things); satya (truthfulness); asteya (non-stealing); brahmacharya (sense control) and aparigraha (non-grasping).

Niyama - saucha (purity); santosha (contentment); tapas (dedication); svadhyaya (self study) and Ishvara pranidhana (devotion to the Highest Self)

The 3rd Limb is Asana, the postures that promote physical health and stamina. The 4th Limb is Pranayama, the means of controlling the breath and vital energy.

The last four Limbs are increasingly subtle methods of working with the mind.

Pratyahara is the withdrawl of your senses from the material world in order to still the mind.

Dharana is concentration, in which you strive to achieve one pointed mental focus.

Dhyana is meditation. worship and contemplation.

The final Limb is Samadhi, or superconsciousness, is union with the divine - the doorway to bliss and culmination of the Yogic path.

May we all live a full, rich, meaningful, happy & healthy life honouring the gift that it is.

If you would like to purchase the Beginners Package of 6 quality videos filmed on the banks of the Macquarie River please see; 

http://www.yogawithkym.com.au/register-beginner-package

Peace and Love,

Kym xx



New Beginnings

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Hi Beautiful,

I have some exciting news to share. 

Some of you may already know that i have sold my yoga business here in Dubbo and am soon heading up north with my darling children for a fresh start. It has been a dream of mine for sometime to be nearer the rolling green hills and salty blue ocean and I am so grateful to see this dream unfolding in perfect timing.

For those in Dubbo, please note the studio 'Atma Holistic Centre' is now owned by the lovely Wendy Minehan who will be taking on some of the classes along with Sue Curley. It is most wonderful to know that the sacred space that we love and need stays open and the light continues to shine bright.

If you are interested in joining my on line classes, please register your details below. There are over 60 quality yoga classes for all generations available for you to access 24/7 with new classes added each week. I look forward to adding my 'Yoga in the Rainforest' classes soon.

https://yogawithkym.worldsecuresystems.com/register-paid

I would like to take a moment to say Thank you to you, and everyone who has supported me here in the central west over the last 15+ years. Thank you for your time, energy and trusting in me as your Yoga teacher to help you on your journey. Ram Dass has an excellent quote 'We are all just walking each other home'.

I hope to be offering retreats in and around the northern rivers area later this year and i would love to have you join me. Please stay connected and i do hope to see you again one day in the future.

Namaste,

Kym xx